January 31, 2013
New collection: Operation Research Reports
We have just loaded a new collection of over 600 Operation Research technical reports, dating from 1956. This collection represents a unique aspect of research at the university, and more information on the current department can be found here.
Additionally, more recent technical reports can be found at this link
December 21, 2012
New collection: Law Library- Docket newsletter
We have just indexed a new collection in Digital Case of the most recent 2012 Docket newsletters which is the student-run, weekly newsletter of CWRU School of Law. We will continue to add to this collection with backdated newsletters in the coming months.
To access the collection, click here
December 13, 2012
George Crile WWI Journals
Dr. George W. Crile (1864-1943), house surgeon at Lakeside Hospital and professor of surgery at the Medical School of Western Reserve University, was known internationally for his surgical techniques and medical research. During World War I, Dr. Crile organized a unit of doctors and nurses from Lakeside Hospital to assist the Allies in treating and caring for the war wounded. The Lakeside Unit spent the first three months of 1915 at the American Ambulance in Paris. During this period, Dr. Crile kept a personal account of his experience. Upon his return to Cleveland, Dr. Crile and his wife, Grace McBride Crile, organized these accounts, along with personal and professional correspondence and letters from soldiers he had treated, and compiled a three volume set of “diaries”. Copies of this set were given to members of the Lakeside Unit as a memento.
To access this collection, click here
September 05, 2012
New collection: Kulas music library virtual stacks
There is a new collection now available in Digital Case: the Kulas Music Library Virtual Stacks This collection will eventually include audio, text, and images from the Kulas Music Library collection. We currently have eight scores in the Digital Music Scores subcollection, which we will be continually adding new material throughout the year. This will primarily be materials published before 1923. These titles were from the original holdings of Western Reserve University and Case Institute of Technology, as well as later gifts. These include the Amos and Leah Green donation of piano music from ca. 1880- ca 1940, and a collection of late-18th and 19th c. engraved scores originally held by Kent State University. Check back for more additions later in the year.
August 10, 2012
National Air Race and Aviation films: 1928 - 1939
We have just loaded a set of aviation films from Western Reserve Historical Society's collection.
This collection contains copies of original 16mm films (positive prints) of the National Air Races as well as general aviation-related events taken during the period 1928-1939 which are held by held by the Western Reserve Historical Society, Cleveland, Ohio
A substantial portion of the original footage was produced by Warren S. Weiant II of Newark, Ohio. Weiant operated Weiant Gardens, (a greenhouse vegetable business) and Weiant Aircraft Sales, both located in Newark. Weiant had a passionate interest in aviation which is reflected in the films he shot. In addition to footage shot by Weiant, the collection also includes film of the National Air Races produced by the Standard Oil Company of Ohio and the Ohio National Guard. Warren S. Weiant II’s son, Warren Swift Weiant III (1928 -2012) donated his father’s films to the Historical Society. These copies of his father’s films and other footage of the National Air Races have been prepared in his memory.
The digital transfer of the film was done by the staff of the Kelvin Smith Library of Case Western Reserve University as part of a cooperative program with the Western Reserve Historical Society
The National Air Races began in 1920 and by the 1930s had become a major public event comprised of closed-course pylon races, most notably the Thompson Trophy Race, cross-country derbies, and a variety of aviation-related exhibitions, both flight and static. Cleveland first hosted the races in 1929. The city remained the primary locus for the event (with the exception of 1930, 1933, 1936 and the war years, 1940-1945) until 1949.
The footage reproduced in this collection records notable figures of aviation during the 1920s and 1930s including Charles Lindberg, Amelia Earhart, James Doolittle, Roscoe Turner, Louise Thaden, Wiley Post, and Ernst Udet as well as aviation technology of the period including lighter-than-air craft, (US Navy blimps and rigid airships and the German Graf Zeppelin); notable production aircraft such as the Ford Trimotor, and the Lockheed Vega; racing aircraft including the Weddell-Williams, and the Travelair; and a variety of military aircraft including the Curtiss Hawk.
The digitization of some of these films was done in memory of Warren Swift Weiant III (1928 -2012) who donated his father's aviation films to the Western Reserve Historical Society.
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May 24, 2012
George Crile diaries- Summer projects
Over the summer, we will be scanning a three volume set of diaries from the founder of the Cleveland Clinic, George Crile Sr. These diaries chronicle part of his time served at U.S. Army Medical Corps hospitals in France during World War I. They are filled with notes, letters and photographs. Check back for more details later this summer when they will be live on Digital Case. A small preview below:
January 26, 2012
New faculty papers collection
A new collection has been loaded of Dr. Rolfe Petschek collected papers, from 1970-2010. This collection contains various publication authored or co-authored by Dr. Petschek. New publications will be added on an annual basis.
October 27, 2011
New collection --- World War 1 Photographs
There is a new collection in Digital Case of fifty WWI-era photographs taken between 1914 - 1918. These photographs include: action scenes, battleships, victims, airships, and personalities such as Charlie Chaplin, Mary Pickford and politicians.
October 05, 2011
Cleveland Medical Theses
A new collection of medical theses are now available on Digital Case here. Twenty theses from the first volume (1844) are now live and searchable, and we will continue to add theses on a regular basis. These theses were completed for the School of Medicine of Western Reserve University. This collection was scanned from the collection of the Dittrick Medical History Center. For more information on the material or collection, please contact the museum at 216-368-3648
May 13, 2011
University Archives Commencement Collection
University Archives Commencement Collection includes audio recordings, images, invitations, programs, and speeches, concerning concerts, convocations, receptions, and other events held to confer degrees, honorary degrees, awards, and prizes and to celebrate the accomplishments of graduating students.
Materials will be added to this collection as they are digitized, so be sure to check back often!
Click here to access collection in Digital Case.
Manuscripts Relating to the Early History of the Western Reserve, 1795-1869
Manuscripts Relating to the Early History of the Western Reserve, 1795-1869, was the first collection of manuscripts to be assembled by the Western Reserve Historical Society, and its provenance is closely intertwined with the circumstances of the institution's founding. Chiefly responsible for the acquisition of the materials comprising the collection was Charles W. Whittlesey, the Society's first president. According to the Society's second annual report (1869), Whittlesey assembled the collection from a variety of different sources and by several means: he purchased the papers of the Connecticut Land Company under the authority of the Cuyahoga County commissioners, solicited accounts and original manuscripts from early settlers and their descendents, and added documents that he and some earlier enthusiasts had gathered as their own personal collections. Prominent among these latter additions were the materials collected by John Barr and Leonard Case for an earlier, failed historical society.
Click here to connect to the collection in Digital Case.
September 02, 2010
University Archives Student Yearbooks
Yearbooks represent a student perspective on the events and personalities of the academic year. Yearbooks include information about and images of individual students, student clubs and organizations, athletics, performances, the campus, faculty, administrators, and major events. All of Case Western Reserve University's 19 current and historic schools and colleges are represented.
These yearbooks represent a small portion of the entire archival collection. More yearbooks will be added to Digital Case as resources are identified. A link to the new collection can be found here
August 27, 2010
William Fickinger collection
A new collection has been added to Digital Case: click here. William Fickinger joined the physics department at Case Western Reserve in 1967, when Case Institute and Western Reserve campuses were federated. He retired in 1999 after 37 years of teaching and continues to research and publish in the field of physics. Bill Fickinger completed his doctorate at Yale, working on a hydrogen bubble chamber experiment at Brookhaven National Laboratory. Fickinger also worked on similar experiments at Brookhaven, the University of Kentucky, the Center for Nuclear Studies at Saclay in Paris, and at Vanderbilt University. Fickinger along with Keith Robinson were supported by the National Science Foundation, completing a variety of bubble chamber and counter experiments at Brookhaven and Argonne labs. These experiments contributed to the data base of particle properties which led eventually to the quark model for mesons and baryons. In 1994, Fickinger was appointed Director of Undergraduate Studies and enjoyed helping to reorganize the large introductory courses for engineers and pre-med students, as well as the establishment of several new physics-related majors and the senior honors program.
April 29, 2010
New Collection: The Islamic Republic of Iran: Multidisciplinary Analyses of its theocracy, nationalism, and assertion of Power
New collection in Digital Case: The Islamic Republic of Iran: Multidisciplinary Analyses of its theocracy, nationalism, and assertion of Power. The Conference examined from a number of academic disciplinary angles the domestic and foreign policies of the current Iranian Republic, especially as these policies reflect attitudes and ideas of the "other", whether internal or external. Papers represented disciplines such as ethnic studies, history, political science, religious studies and sociology.
April 15, 2010
Audio collection from Gay Waves radio program on WRUW
A new collection is now available in Digital Case of 46 open reel and one tape recording of WRUW-FM's radio program "Gay Waves". The program covered news and events effecting the gay rights movement. The collection included programs from 1985-1989.
April 02, 2010
Charles F. Brush Sr. Papers collection
The Charles F. Brush, Sr. Papers consist of correspondence, laboratory notes, patent information, litigation records, financial material, newspaper clippings, company records, scientific articles, biographical information, photographs, audio recordings, and artifacts pertaining to the life and work of this accomplished Cleveland scientist, inventor, businessman and philanthropist most famous for his invention of the arc lamp.
January 28, 2009
Original Leaves from Famous Books collection available
A new image collection is available of original leaves and captions as collection by Otto Ege from famous books, dating between 1122 A.D. - 1923 A.D. A few examples include: The Koran Manuscript (1122, printed in Cairo), Livy's The History of Rome (1436, printed in Italy), and Erasmus' Adage Printed by Jerome Froben (1528, Basle). These leaves are great examples of early printing techniques. These images are owned by Special Collections, Kelvin Smith Library, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio. Permission to reproduce and/or publish can be obtained by contacting Special Collections at 216-368-2993.
October 15, 2008
Off the Shelf series
A new collection in Digital Case called 'Off the Shelf', a series of podcast interviews of Case Western Reserve University faculty authors, hosted by Kelvin Smith librarian, William Claspy. Check back for more podcasts as they are released.